Mealworm or Tenebrio Molitor is a nutrient insect rich in protein. It can not only be processed to be human food but also used as animal feed. The feed of Tenebrio Molitor is also relatively simple and the survival rate is high. With the application of the Tenebrio Molitor screening machine, also called the mealworm screening machine, the labor and time costs of large-scale Tenebrio Molitor breeding are greatly reduced. Some chicken farmers raise Tenebrio Molitor while raising chickens, which can be raised for their own use or sold, with broad economic value. Why do we feed chickens with Tenebrio Molitor? How is the benefit of feeding chicken with Tenebrio Molitor?
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How much tenebrio molitor do a large number of chickens need as feed?
It takes about 800 to 100 grams of Tenebrio Molitor a day to raise 1000 chickens. To get separated mealworms, it is a good help to use an efficient Tenebrio Molitor screening machine, which has the integrated functions of separating mealworm skins, insect feces, the live and dead worms, the larvae and pupa, the large and small larvae, etc.
Notably, the dosage of mealworm should be controlled according to the growth of chickens, because the protein content of Tenebrio Molitor is very high. If chickens eat too much, they are prone to get diarrhea or indigestion.
What are the benefits of feeding chicken with Tenebrio molitor?
- The chicken fed with Tenebrio Molitor is designed based on the nutritional structure of “ecological chicken”. So it is very popular in many areas. Moreover, the chicken fed with Tenebrio molitor has better growth performance than other chickens fed with ordinary feed, and their meat is more delicious, with high sarcosine content and unique taste.
- Feeding chickens with Tenebrio molitor can enhance the immunity and disease resistance of native chickens, and improve the laying rate and egg quality. Besides, the egg yolk is large, the egg white is viscous. The eggs has high phospholipid content, rich trace elements and low cholesterol content.
The use of Tenebrio molitor dung during feeding chickens
- The nutritional composition of 1 kg of Tenebrio molitor’s feces is equivalent to 10 kg of livestock compound feed. Tenebrio molitor’s feces can be used to feed pigs, fish, chickens, ducks, etc. the proportion of feed is to add 15% of insect feces to livestock feed. Pigs and fish grow faster after eating.
- The feces of Tenebrio molitor can be used as enclosure fertilizer to increase land fertility.
In short, mealworms farming can be of many benefits. And in Tenebrio Molitor farming, a Tenebrio Molitor screening machine is of great help. If you need more professional information about the, feel free to contact us.